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Posted 30 September 2012 - 10:33 AM
The only damage was a broken flight control board. A $30 repair
Posted 30 September 2012 - 09:45 PM
Posted 01 October 2012 - 10:00 AM
So did it get out of range of your transmitter? That's pretty cool, I mean the HellaCopter not the damage. Did you build it yourself? I would like to build something like that...in all my spare time. Seems like a lot of those parts are comparable in price to car parts.
Yeah the best I can tell is I lost signal. Going to have to do something about that i guess.
I did build it all by hand. Just ordered some motors, speed controls, a battery & flight controller... and a TON of zip ties.
The entire build log is here:
The price of parts aren't bad. 10 years ago if you tried to build this, it would have cost you thousands. Right now, i am into the project at under $300 and that includes the 9ch Transmitter, 4 LiPo batteries & 2 chargers!
Also I have been collecting enough spare parts to build another one. But the next one will have 6 motors & props
Posted 10 October 2012 - 09:04 PM
Posted 11 October 2012 - 03:13 AM
Posted 12 October 2012 - 02:22 AM
Here is a video I made showing the damaged flight controller, and me flying with it again:
My friend was filming that video, but he wasnt standing very far from me. I guestimate my tricopter was 60' from my transmitter when it lost signal, and regained it. I later read there is a "dead zone" in the 2.4ghz frequency and its best to fly with your antenna at a 90 degree angle to your craft. Since learning that, i have been getting the tricopter higher and higher and it has yet to fail.
I even got ballsy and strapped my Camcorder to the Tricopter to get some decent onboard video.
And here is some short video I shot with it setup:
I am amazed at how cheap its become too Shawn. Something like this would cost thousands 10 years ago. Hell, even today you can spend $3000 on a high-end FPV quad.
I have already gathered enough spare parts to build a 2nd one. This next craft will be a standard Quadcopter using a 450mm frame. This 2nd build is only setting me back about $110-ish.
Posted 17 October 2012 - 01:36 PM
Posted 24 October 2012 - 07:22 PM
Posted 25 October 2012 - 12:35 AM
Have you mastered it enough that you could fly into an open window on a house or thru something? Pick something up and sit it down across a field?
No. Keeping it in one spot is a chore. I have a more advanced flight controller on order that includes a GPS module. It will have 4 additional flight modes, including altitude hold & position hold. Then maybe I could pull it off
Posted 02 November 2012 - 11:40 PM
I got it flying again today, here's some video of it.
Posted 18 November 2012 - 01:44 PM
Here it is with its new video system. The keychain cam mounted to the front records in 720p onto a microSD card. It also sends video out to my video Transmitter that is mounted on the tail, and that transmits video to my ground station:
I am using a RCA to USB video converter to view the video feed on my laptop. It works pretty good. It will be even better when I get GPS and other fun stuff
Here are a few video's I have made in the past couple days. I plan on taking it to a real park tomorrow and stretch out a bit.
First full FPV flight:
Second FPV flight from yesterday: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BZiQrWkAfiA
Posted 26 November 2012 - 11:06 PM
Hey Brian, this would be a gas
THAT!My friend"s Is what I would call going postal!!!
Posted 27 November 2012 - 12:04 AM
It could be a real good job of CGI, not sure yet
Posted 27 November 2012 - 03:24 PM
Hey Brian, this would be a gas
Yeah that is totally fake. The guy has a series of fake videos. He's pretty funny.
Posted 02 December 2012 - 01:52 PM
Everything is going into a new frame:
Got the main wiring finished last night:
Could be flying by the end of the day, but since its going to be raining for the next few days I think I will continue to take my time. I have a few electrical components to place and wire still... but its lookin good
Posted 18 September 2013 - 12:14 PM
Welp... its been a while. Thought maybe some people would like to see what I've been up to with this.
Here's my latest build: apparently the new forum software wont accept my image??? way to go USMB.
error: "You are not allowed to use that image extension on this community."
If you are interested, here's a lengthy build thread located here: http://www.rcgroups....d.php?t=1903755
Here are some recent video's her in action:
What I see on my Ground Station-
What the GoPro see's-
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